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The Bungie Community and The Bungie Foundation

I was browsing around the forums when a concept came to me: Is there a way to have the Bungie.net Community participate in supporting The Bungie Foundation. For those of you unfamiliar with it, [url=http://www.bungie.net/Inside/foundation.aspx]The Bungie Foundation[/url] is Bungie's way of giving back to the world. Aimed toward suffering children, The Bungie Foundation takes profit from the Bungie Shop and purchases iPads, which are then filled with kid-friendly content and donated to hospitals in a hope to aid children who are suffering. Now we can already help make a difference by purchasing premium Bungie Swag from the [url=http://www.bungiestore.com/]Bungie Store[/url], but I was hoping to facilitate a way for the community to make a more direct contribution to The Bungie Foundation and its cause. This whole idea sparked from [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=69482384&postRepeater1-p=4#69492418]this post[/url], in which I suggested that users could buy a "token" that would allow for a one-time member name-change. It was an idea to allow people the flexibility of selecting a new name but attempting to reduce the amount of name change spamming. That's when it occurred to me! What if, instead of such profits going to Bungie, the profits went straight to The Bungie Foundation?! 100% Bungie has such a powerful community, and The Bungie Foundation has such a powerful goal. The two are perfect for each other. What do you, the community, think? What other ideas could be implemented to garner aid for suffering children through The Bungie Foundation? [u]Developed Concepts[/u]: [b]->[/b]Name change tokens [b]->[/b]Employee signatures ......-More presigned-swag ......-Chance to send in possessions to be signed by Bungie Staff ......-Choice to have Bungie Store purchases be signed for added cost [b]->[/b]Charity DLC [b]->[/b]"Charity Week" where all purchase profits go to TBF [b]->[/b]Forum titles/avatars for donors [b]->[/b]Site advertisement asking for donations ([url=http://i43.tinypic.com/wus1vl.png]demo[/url] thanks to ctjl96) [b]->[/b]Register as a charity on Ebay to receive donations [b]->[/b]"Avatars for Charity" event as described [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=69505280&postRepeater1-p=2#69518100]here[/url] [Edited on 01.21.2012 9:45 PM PST]

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  • Is anyone on good terms with anybody Studio-side? I would love to know a general consensus on how Bungie Studios would feel about having the community get involved.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] x Foman123 x I would change my name to "prometheus25." Unless it's already taken. In that case, the charities get NOTHIN'.[/quote] Do we not live in a capitalist society? If you pay to change your name to an already taken name the other person is either forced to change their name or bid for the right to keep their current one. Whomever has the most stacks ready to throw down gets the name.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] zoobkillerninja back in halo 3 they told every one to change there emblems to a heart and they would give money to charity,[url=http://www.joystiq.com/2011/07/07/dress-your-avatar-in-bungie-finery-for-charity/]or the avatar t-shirt thing thay did[/url] they should do something of that kind but for the forum based community.[/quote] That's a good idea. A nice way to bring the community together under a common purpose, too!

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  • back in halo 3 they told every one to change there emblems to a heart and they would give money to charity,[url=http://www.joystiq.com/2011/07/07/dress-your-avatar-in-bungie-finery-for-charity/]or the avatar t-shirt thing thay did[/url] they should do something of that kind but for the forum based community.

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  • I see a lot of users wanting more Destiny/Custom shirts in the Bungie store. Bungie should let the community submit a few shirt designs for the Bungie store. Of course you wouldn't get any royalties on it. But the profit received would go to the Bungie foundation.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ctjl96 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] defnop552 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Lobster Fish 2 Also, they should make new advertisements (ones that replace the Noble Map Pack ones) and these ads would feature The Bungie Store and The Bungie Foundation.[/quote] This is a definite must. The Bungie Foundation outlining [url=http://www.bungie.net/images/inside/foundation/ipadSteps.jpg]Steps[/url] would make a good advert I think. As long as they get rid of the Noble Map-pack advert I'll be happy.[/quote] [url=http://i43.tinypic.com/wus1vl.png]I like it.[/url] If someone could "transparify" the background on that image, it'd look super sweet. [url=http://i41.tinypic.com/wthyfa.png]Original image if you need it.[/url][/quote] we are not corruptng kids with that. also you do know Ipads are made in 3th world countrys by 12 year olds. We would only feed the problem [Edited on 01.21.2012 2:05 PM PST]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] defnop552 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Lobster Fish 2 Also, they should make new advertisements (ones that replace the Noble Map Pack ones) and these ads would feature The Bungie Store and The Bungie Foundation.[/quote] This is a definite must. The Bungie Foundation outlining [url=http://www.bungie.net/images/inside/foundation/ipadSteps.jpg]Steps[/url] would make a good advert I think. As long as they get rid of the Noble Map-pack advert I'll be happy.[/quote] [url=http://i43.tinypic.com/wus1vl.png]I like it.[/url] If someone could "transparify" the background on that image, it'd look super sweet. [url=http://i41.tinypic.com/wthyfa.png]Original image if you need it.[/url]

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  • Or we could go sell homemade lemonade?

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] spartain ken 15 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] defnop552 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Lobster Fish 2 Also, they should make new advertisements (ones that replace the Noble Map Pack ones) and these ads would feature The Bungie Store and The Bungie Foundation.[/quote] This is a definite must. The Bungie Foundation outlining [url=http://www.bungie.net/images/inside/foundation/ipadSteps.jpg]Steps[/url] would make a good advert I think. As long as they get rid of the Noble Map-pack advert I'll be happy.[/quote] I wonder when the next wave of stuff will be. [/quote] I would imagine come the newest hawtness at the earliest; there's really no point in changing stuff when a substantial revamp is more than likely in the works. If I had to bet on the time frame, I'd put it between August this year to this time next year.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] defnop552 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Lobster Fish 2 Also, they should make new advertisements (ones that replace the Noble Map Pack ones) and these ads would feature The Bungie Store and The Bungie Foundation.[/quote] This is a definite must. The Bungie Foundation outlining [url=http://www.bungie.net/images/inside/foundation/ipadSteps.jpg]Steps[/url] would make a good advert I think. As long as they get rid of the Noble Map-pack advert I'll be happy.[/quote] I wonder when the next wave of stuff will be.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Lobster Fish 2 Also, they should make new advertisements (ones that replace the Noble Map Pack ones) and these ads would feature The Bungie Store and The Bungie Foundation.[/quote] This is a definite must. The Bungie Foundation outlining [url=http://www.bungie.net/images/inside/foundation/ipadSteps.jpg]Steps[/url] would make a good advert I think. As long as they get rid of the Noble Map-pack advert I'll be happy.

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  • Maybe they should take the top-selling items and put a percentage of that, or a higher percentage if they already put a percentage, toward The Bungie Foundation. Possibly, they can also feature items in the homepage of the store that explicitly profit the foundation. Also, they should make new advertisements (ones that replace the Noble Map Pack ones) and these ads would feature The Bungie Store and The Bungie Foundation. [Edited on 01.21.2012 12:56 PM PST]

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  • I'll start compiling these ideas into the OP

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] defnop552 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] spartain ken 15 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] defnop552 Maybe I'm being naive but would a proportion of bungie's new game sales go to the bungie foundation? I've a hunch the game will sell fairly well which will in turn rake in some moola for the foundation. [/quote] I have no idea. I was under the impression it was charity items in Bungie store. [/quote] Surely bungie will set aside some money from the company and put it into the foundation. They could expand from just items in the store; Web features, future DLC and addons, Bungie Pro and even stuff i can't currently think of. [/quote] Yep, charity DLC is a good idea.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] spartain ken 15 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] defnop552 Maybe I'm being naive but would a proportion of bungie's new game sales go to the bungie foundation? I've a hunch the game will sell fairly well which will in turn rake in some moola for the foundation. [/quote] I have no idea. I was under the impression it was charity items in Bungie store. [/quote] Surely bungie will set aside some money from the company and put it into the foundation. They could expand from just items in the store; Web features, future DLC and addons, Bungie Pro and even stuff i can't currently think of.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] defnop552 Maybe I'm being naive but would a proportion of bungie's new game sales go to the bungie foundation? I've a hunch the game will sell fairly well which will in turn rake in some moola for the foundation. [/quote] I have no idea. I was under the impression it was charity items in Bungie store.

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  • Maybe I'm being naive but would a proportion of bungie's new game sales go to the bungie foundation? I've a hunch the game will sell fairly well which will in turn rake in some moola for the foundation.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] RogueAssassin27 How 'bout eggs?[/quote]I... I don't follow your logic (Jim Gaffigan reference I'm hoping) I would definitely get a name change, especially for a good cause :)

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] HALO3syourdaddy If there were a shirt with [url=http://www.bungie.net/images/dark/news/img_blogHeader.jpg]This[/url] type of image on it, I'd buy it in a freaking heart beat.[/quote] I wish Bungie would of made a Destiny shirt with all the stars on it.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ARBITOR 5 Yeah thats a really kind and good idea to give the money to the foundation, i'm just not a big fan of the whole 'name changing' idea.[/quote]I personally think it's a great idea and disagree with you. I think there're plenty of users who are willing to change their name, even it it does take a price. [url=http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=69482384]My thread[/url] points out that you yourself would want to change your name. Perhaps not for a price, but still you desire an alteration.

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    If there were a shirt with [url=http://www.bungie.net/images/dark/news/img_blogHeader.jpg]This[/url] type of image on it, I'd buy it in a freaking heart beat.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CTN 0452 9 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] spartain ken 15 I just meant limited because you don't want Bungie to get overwhelmed in signing stuff. But I also would like Bungie to make like "vintage" shirts for their older games and that could be a charity thing. [/quote] I see what you're saying. I imagine that the number of people who would want to spend $25+ to get their stuff signed would be pretty small, so Bugie probably wouldn't get overwhelmed by autograph seekers. I love the vintage shirt idea![/quote] I see what you mean, the hardest part for me is deciding what I would send in to sign. Some ideas for shirts: - Pathways into Darkness shirt[url=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b9/Pathways_into_darkness-93_box_art.png] Kind of like the box art on the shirt[/url] - Myth Shirt - Oni shirt - Marathon shirt - Legacy shirt: Oni, Marathon, Halo, Myth, etc all on one shirt.

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    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] spartain ken 15 I just meant limited because you don't want Bungie to get overwhelmed in signing stuff. But I also would like Bungie to make like "vintage" shirts for their older games and that could be a charity thing. [/quote] I see what you're saying. I imagine that the number of people who would want to spend $25+ to get their stuff signed would be pretty small, so Bugie probably wouldn't get overwhelmed by autograph seekers. I love the vintage shirt idea!

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  • I really like the idea of have a direct impact on the foundation. Since I'm on my mobile, I'll just spout a couplel ideas correlating with the name change idea. - A custom avatar for one year (or a one time payment per new custom avatar) - A special title (some people would [b]really[/b] like that) That's really about it. I've always been for these kinds of features for members that have been here for an extended period of time to add value to their account. Yet, what's a better investment than actually investing?

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CTN 0452 9 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] spartain ken 15 No, I wouldn't say that, there are thousands of Bungie fans and they will always want stuff. What would be an interesting idea is you give Bungie like $25.00 - $50.00 and you send them something you own and all the employees will sign it for you.[/quote] Not a bad idea. It could work, as long as they didn't stop signing things at other places (i.e. PAX). [quote]Of course this would have to be limited to like 77 people or something. And offer that every so often.[/quote] Why would they do that? The idea is to raise money for the Bungie foundation, not make certain people's stuff more valuable. [quote]I would also like to see more charity items, possibly just old inventory like the swag bags offered for sale. [/quote] This would be cool, but they should probably save this for another special event. They don't have unlimited old inventory (remember they were having trouble finding stuff for the old swag bags). OP, I like this idea, and think we should expand it to more stuff. For example they could sell things like custom avatars, or just access to several pages of premium avatars, so it could be done automatically. Also, if there are name changes there should be a note on people's profiles/drop down signatures that says who they used to be.[/quote] I just meant limited because you don't want Bungie to get overwhelmed in signing stuff. But I also would like Bungie to make like "vintage" shirts for their older games and that could be a charity thing.

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    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] spartain ken 15 No, I wouldn't say that, there are thousands of Bungie fans and they will always want stuff. What would be an interesting idea is you give Bungie like $25.00 - $50.00 and you send them something you own and all the employees will sign it for you.[/quote] Not a bad idea. It could work, as long as they didn't stop signing things at other places (i.e. PAX). [quote]Of course this would have to be limited to like 77 people or something. And offer that every so often.[/quote] Why would they do that? The idea is to raise money for the Bungie foundation, not make certain people's stuff more valuable. [quote]I would also like to see more charity items, possibly just old inventory like the swag bags offered for sale. [/quote] This would be cool, but they should probably save this for another special event. They don't have unlimited old inventory (remember they were having trouble finding stuff for the old swag bags). OP, I like this idea, and think we should expand it to more stuff. For example they could sell things like custom avatars, or just access to several pages of premium avatars, so it could be done automatically. Also, if there are name changes there should be a note on people's profiles/drop down signatures that says who they used to be.

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